An interesting and original accessory for a bathroom or kitchen may be the choice of a built-in LED nozzle for a tap. The device is characterized by sufficient ease of installation (installed on the spout), its purpose is to highlight the water with one color or another, that is, the stream of water will glow in a dark room. Let's try to consider the functionality of the devices, for what they are used, how it can be installed, and also what benefit the user will receive if he installs an LED nozzle on his crane.
Purpose of nozzles
The luminous device for cranes is quite a new decorative item. Usually a luminous nozzle is bought as a souvenir or, like a number of other cheap little things from a Chinese manufacturer, in an online store. This fact can be explained by the fact that the product has very limited functionality, in addition, such nozzles are not produced by famous brands. As mentioned earlier, Chinese manufacturers are engaged in their manufacture.
The proper use of luminous nozzles can bring practical benefits. The nozzle is characterized by a special design that allows you to change the color of the backlight when turning on hot or cold water.
Temperature affects the color scheme of water. Thus, the color of the LED depends on how much water is heated.
Do not ignore the fact that the combination can work in a different way, although this is most often found. If you use a different principle of operation, you need to pay attention to the instructions. In addition, before taking a shower, it is better to try the product with different modes, to determine the correct correspondence to the degree of heating of the jet and the color scheme of the backlight. Thanks to this, taking a shower with backlight will be more comfortable.
What is characterized by?
The manufacture of LED nozzles engaged in Chinese firms, as mentioned earlier. A fairly useful addition to the product is the availability of a description in English. In addition, the luminous nozzles have simple and few functions, that is, it is not difficult for anyone to understand the instructions. Moreover, one cannot ignore the fact that often nozzles can also have a Russian-language description. However, this is usually just a translation, the quality of which raises rather strong doubts, in connection with which the English interpretation seems more reliable.
Usually the complete set of delivered products is represented by the nozzle itself and adapters with different diameters in order to be used on mixers of different sizes; optional items in the kit can be an aerator or divider. It is worth noting that the luminous nozzle is arranged quite simply. It is represented by a body in the form of a hollow tube, one end of which has a thread on the inside so that it can be fixed on a tap or on an adapter. The material from which the nozzle is made can be different and, of course, affects the quality and cost of the LED. As a rule, metal products are of higher quality and rather high cost; siluminic or plastic ones will cost much cheaper, but they will not be pleased with a high level of quality. In addition, these two materials will differ in weight category: metal nozzles will have a weight of 50 grams or more.
The internal content of the nozzle is a mini-turbine, the operation of which is associated with a water stream. Products with the lowest cost will not include a turbine, but batteries that are not characterized by a long service life. It is advisable to choose a nozzle with temperature control. As part of this product there are three-color LEDs, as well as the simplest thermal sensor, which are connected to the turbine.
When the temperature of the water stream changes, this affects the color gamut of the LED. When the tap is closed and the water stops flowing, the nozzle automatically turns off. The outer side of the LED is closed using a divider, which forms a fairly dense stream of water.
If the nozzles are made with high quality, the inlet should have a metal mesh. This is necessary in order to filter and clean the flow of water passing through it. In this regard, the surface of the mesh should always be clean, free from contamination. Thanks to this filter, the nozzle will last longer.
Thus, the design of the luminous nozzle is not complicated, so you can install the nozzle yourself, and this procedure does not take much time and does not require much effort.
- First, you need to screw adapters with the desired diameters to the tap.
- Secondly, the nozzle itself is fixed to the adapter (it is screwed strictly on the thread).
- Thirdly, it is necessary to check the tightness of the connections, for which water is turned on.
- After this, it is also necessary to carry out a change in the temperature of the water stream in order to find out how the colors of the backlight change. In the same way, you can choose the most optimal mode.
Advantages and disadvantages
The product is only a decorative element. Despite this, the nozzles have some pros and cons, so you should pay attention to them even before making a purchase.
The undoubted advantages of LED nozzles will be the presence of the following facts:
- installing the nozzle, the user gets the opportunity to illuminate the work area (sink or sink) without turning on the light. This is convenient if, for example, you need to rinse something quickly;
- the presence of aerators can save up to 15 percent of water costs, that is, the utility bill may be slightly less;
- due to the fact that a certain temperature of the water corresponds to its color, it is faster and easier to make water with the desired heating level without falling under too hot, or, conversely, too cold stream;
- simplicity and speed of installation;
- even the highest quality products have a fairly affordable cost for a wide range of customers, while many online stores provide their customers with free delivery service.
With this set of advantages, LED nozzles also have some disadvantages:
- in length, the product is usually from 3 to 7 centimeters, that is, the nozzles are compact, but this makes them rather fragile, which is associated with a short term of their operation;
- if the water flows with insufficient pressure, the turbine (or battery) may simply not start. Because of this, the nozzle will not work, and the stream of water will be highlighted.
The light nozzle can be used as a decoration. The right product choice and the right installation, as well as a beautiful palette will help you enjoy the purchase longer.
In the video below you can see an overview of the luminous nozzle on the crane.